Day 1 Ka’anapali. This is the view from my hotel room looking at Molokai. We stayed at Castle Paki Maui Condos. The condo was reasonably priced, good location, clean, with friendly staff. The cons were the beach next door was not the greatest and no A/C. The Fish Market is across the street serving tacos, ceviche, poke, etc. Loved this place.
Day 2 Lahaina. The main tourist town in Maui. Kimos Restaurant is a must and Uluani Shaved Ice lived up to it’s reputation.
Day 3 Wailea Beach & lunch at the Ritz. I liked this beach. There was plenty of room for everybody (mostly tourists), and the water was calm enough for paddle boarders and snorkelers. The Ritz has one restaurant for the public.
Day 4 Kapalua Beach (my favorite). A small beautiful beach with calm waters. And the bonus: umbrellas and chairs you can rent.
Day 5 Road to Hana & lunch at Mamas Fish House. Honestly, I feel the Road to Hana is a little overrated. It is definitely beautiful scenery, but really difficult to find places to park to see the sights along the way. As for Mamas Fish House, every visitor to Maui needs to eat here. Delicious food with beautiful beach/views.
Day 6 Hangin at the hotel day.
Day 7 Makawao. A one street “cowboy” town of a few restaurants and posh stores. A perfect town to visit since we had a few hours to kill before our flight.
- What I wore for 6 days: 2 shorts/5 tops & t’s/2 sundresses/ 2 cover ups & 2 bathing suits.
- Car rental is a must.
- Be prepared for your beach days. Most beaches we visited did not have shade or snacks nearby.
- Hawaii is NOT cheap.